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127 rehab inmates among 417 people test positive for Covid-19


At least 127 inmates of Thutak Nunpuitu Team (TNT), an orphanage and deaddiction centre in Aizawl were among the 417 people, who newly tested positive for Covid-19, a health official said on Thursday.


With the 127 inmates, more than 670 people from the centre, which housed about 1,500 inmates, have been infected with Covid-19 so far, he said.


However, 527 of the inmates have recovered from the infection, he said.


The 417 fresh Covid-19 cases detected from 3,235 samples put the single-day infection rate at 12.89 per cent, pushing the state's Covid-19 tally to 20,492, he said.


The new cases were reported from 9 districts with Aizawl reporting the highest at 358, followed by Siaha and Lunglei, both reported 24 and 11 cases.


19 patients have travel history, while the remaining 398 were found to have locally contracted the infection, the official said. 92 patients have developed symptoms of Covid-19 and the rest are asymptomatic.


Mizoram now has 3,957 Covid-19 active cases, while 254 people have been discharged from various Covid19 Care facilities on Thursday taking the total recovery to 16,442.


On Wednesday, Mizoram registered the highest single-day recovery rate as 676 people were discharged from various Covid-19 Care facilities after they were fully declared "recovered." The Covid-19 death in the state is 93. The state has tested 4,88,981 samples for Covid-19 till date. According to state immunisation officer Dr. Lalzawmi, over 5.12 lakh people have been vaccinated till Wednesday.


(Source: The Mizoram Post Vol. 19 Issue 36 Aizawl Friday 02 July 2021